Wendy Long is right to be alarmed about what that 2001 radio interview reveals about Barack Obama’s thinking. I would add that this impulse to stuff “positive rights” into the Constitution, and to attempt to enforce them judicially, is one of the pet projects of Cass Sunstein, now at Harvard Law but one of Obama’s colleagues at Chicago Law, and one of Obama’s most ardent (one might even say sycophantic) admirers. The admiration appears to be mutual, to judge from that radio interview. Here is a review in NR from 2004 by Tom G. Palmer of Sunstein’s book advancing this argument. The Obama-Sunstein view is logically a mess, constitutionally a trip through the looking glass, and politically a prescription for tyranny.